Physical Education

Physical Education

PE Teaching Staff

Head of Department: Mr. A. Lawson

Second in Department: Miss. A. Knibbs

Teachers: Mr J. Cathcart, Mr. C. Burrows, Mrs. K. Ive, Mr R. Churchouse 

PE Vision Statement

“When movement is experienced as joy, it adorns our lives, makes our days go better, and gives us something to look forward to. When movement is joyful and meaningful, it may even inspire us to do things we never thought possible”.

Sport for All


We offer a high-quality PE curriculum that enables all pupils to enjoy and succeed in a broad range of physical activity. Through participation in physical activity, pupils will build on new and existing skills in order to reach their full potential. Students can study our subject at GCSE and A-Level, with many of our alumni progressing into careers within professional sport.


We help pupils develop personally, socially and physically within the PE curriculum, as well as within extra-curricular activities. They learn to work independently and as a team player, taking on different roles and responsibilities, not only as a performer but as a leader, coach and official. Through the range of experiences that PE and school sport offers, they are challenged in recreational, competitive and creative situations. 


We encourage participation through enjoyable lessons and a wide range of extra-curricular activities to promote the value of a healthy, active lifestyle and help foster lifelong participation in physical activity.

Sport for All

We offer a broad range of sporting opportunities that encourage all students to engage with and enjoy regular physical activity. These opportunities range from competing in national sporting competitions to recreational lunchtime and after school clubs.

PE Kit Requirements

Our PE kit is supplied by Sportswear International ( Here is the guide to parents, what it looks like for boys, and girls and the optional kit. Below are the 3 ways to order:

1. Online:

2. Phone: 0845 519 00 99

3. Post: Sportswear International Ltd, Fairoak Lane, Whitehouse Industrial Estate, Runcorn,WA7 3DU

Please be aware that all students wishing to be excused from a PE lesson, due to illness or injury, must bring a note from home.  The excused student must still change into their PE kit (unless they have a serious injury preventing them from getting changed) and take part in the lesson in roles such as a coach, umpire/referee.  

Boys Kit

Girls Kit

  • Multisport Top (SWI)
  • Aptus quarter Zip Top (SWI)
  • White polo shirt (SWI)
  • Performance training shorts (SWI)
  • Plain Black Shorts
  • Black knee-length games socks
  • White ankle length socks
  • Football boots (these can be used on school 3G Pitch please see guidance) 
  • Trainers (non marking sole)
  • Shin pads
  • Large towel to be brought to every lesson
  • Gum Shield (available at most sport retail outlets)


  • White polo shirt (SWI)
  • Black “netburn” Skort (SWI)
  • Performance training shorts (SWI)
  • Performance Female Leggings (SWI) 
  • White ankle length socks
  • Black knee-length games socks
  • Trainers (non-marking sole)
  • Football boots (these can be used on school 3G Pitch please see guidance)
  • Shin pads
  • Large Towel to be brought to every lesson
  • Gum Shield for Hockey & Rugby lessons (available from most retail outlets)
Optional items for boys and girls:


  • Training Pant Black/Silver (SWI)
  • Base layers (available from several online retailers. Please buy them in Black, Red or Yellow)
  • BGS Bobble Hat (Hawkinsport)
  • BGS Thermal Hoodie (Hawkinsport)
  • BGS Rainjacket (Hawkinsport)
  • Cricket Whites (if representing the school cricket team)
  • GCSE PE Black T-Shirt
  • A-Level PE T-Shirt


Key Stage Three and Four 

We want students to have access to a broad range of activities that link closely the national curriculum. All Students will receive four x 60 minute high quality PE lessons spread over a two week timetable. At KS3, there is no gender bias for which sports students will learn in lessons, our intent is to improve physical literacy through a broad range of sporting experiences in lessons. Lessons themes are sequenced so that skills developed in lessons are built on over time. 

Students work predominantly in single gender groupings for practical lessons. Some classes will be taught in mixed gender groupings. Assessments take place after the completion of a block of sport usually lasting the duration of one half-term. We understand the link between high quality feedback and student progress, students are provided with regular formative assessment opportunities to reflect on progress in all lessons; they are also assessed summatively upon completing a unit of work in an activity. 

Students in Year 9 can opt to take GCSE PE; students taking the subject at the beginning of year 9 allows us to deepen their understanding of all topics and provide extra challenge. Students have five PE GCSE lessons a fortnight, two of which are practical and three are theory lessons. The department follows the AQA syllabus which offers a comprehensive range of topics.

Key Stage Five

The course follows the AQA examining board PE specification and is focused on relating theory to sport and its impact on performance. The topics covered are:

Applied anatomy and physiology
Skill acquisition
Sport and society
Exercise physiology
Biomechanical movement
Sport psychology
Sport and society and the role of technology in physical activity and sport

Applied Physiology in which you will explore many topics including specialised training, nutrition, sports injuries, biomechanics, as well as looking in detail at how the respiratory, cardiovascular systems and energy systems function and respond to exercise.

Sports Psychology in which you will discover how the brain is behind our performance and how you can use psychological techniques to gain that extra yard

The Sociological Background and Impact of Sport. Here you will not only learn about the origins of sport but also the huge impact that sport has on society, and why it is a multi-billion pound industry. There are many fascinating topic areas including, the role of sports organisations,  drugs in sport, hooliganism, and sport's relationship with business and the media.

Performing and Analysing your Own Sports Performance. This is the practical element where you will perform and evaluate your performance as a player or coach.

BGS Physical Education - Curriculum Sequences 

Please view our Physical Education Sport Curriculum Sequences below : 

Athletics Curriculum Sequence

Basketball Curriculum Sequence

Cricket Curriculum Sequence

Dance Curriculum Sequence

Fitness Curriculum Sequence

Football Curriculum Sequence

Gymnastics Curriculum Sequence

Hockey Curriculum Sequence

Netball Curriculum Sequence

Rounders Curriculum Sequence

Rugby Curriculum Sequence

Table Tennis Curriculum Sequence

Tennis Curriculum Sequence

School Honours & Rewards

Students in years 10 and 11 are awarded sports ties in recognition for any outstanding contribution to school sport during their time at the school. 

Students in years 7, 8, 9 are awarded “sport socks” in recognition for any outstanding contribution they have made to school sport during their time at the school.        

What do I need to do to be recognised with a sports honour?

* Outstanding performances for a school team

* Outstanding improvement in performance

* High levels of attendance at extra-curricular training sessions

* Outstanding levels of effort in lessons and for school teams

* Have refereed or umpired for school and interform matches

* Assisted the PE department as a Sports Leader with lunchtime, after school clubs or primary liaison days

* Outstanding performance in sport outside the school curriculum

In the summer term we hold a PE Sports Award evening where we celebrate the successes of the year, which is one of the highlights of the school calendar.

Extra-curricular Sport  

 Our extremely diverse extra-curricular sports programme is fully inclusive to cater for all our students. As a department we compete in fixtures across the academic year, with sporting activities varying according to the season.  Students can take part in extra-curricular sports clubs for recreational purpose or to compete at a high level of school competition.  The range of sports offered to students include: netball, rugby, boxing, football, basketball, table tennis, rounders, softball, badminton, cricket, athletics, tennis, dance, trampolining and gymnastics. 

Department Trips

The PE department offer a broad range of trips which enhance the students’ personal and social development.

The annual skiing trip to New Hampshire, USA is offered to Year 8-10 students and is offered to all students regardless of previous ski experience. 

The PGL Netball residential to Liddington is offered to Year 8 , 9 and 10 students who regularly attend extra-curricular netball club. 

The biennial netball and rugby tour is offered to students in years 11-13which have previously been to Australia, New Zealand and South Africa. Alongside these residential trips we organise an increasing number of sporting day trips, such as Manchester City FC, Lords Cricket Ground, Hockey Champions Trophy at London Olympic Stadium, and Wimbledon international tennis championships.                 

Annually we produce a Gym and Dance show which is fully supported by students, staff, parents, and friends. This is a fully inclusive show open to both boys and girls from all year groups, it is not unusual to see upwards of 150 students involved in this incredible yearly production.


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Video from our rugby and netball tour to Australia and New Zealand, July 2016